Bone sarcomas affect approximately 670 people in the UK each year.Bone sarcoma can affect any bone in the body but the most common area it affects is the legs. The four most common types of bone sarcoma are: Condrosarcoma; Osteosarcoma; Chordoma and Ewing’s sarcoma.
At CCC we are currently recruiting to clinical trials that are investigating treatment for Ewing’s sarcoma. Ewing’s sarcoma makes up approximately 14% of all bone sarcoma diagnoses. It most commonly affects teenagers and young adults in the pelvis, thigh bone and shin bone.
Chemotherapy is the first treatment method for Ewing’s sarcoma and is being used in clinical trials at CCC. It is sometimes used before surgery to reduce the size of the tumour so it can be removed. It can also be used after surgery to kill off any remaining cancer cells in the tumour area.
For more information about bone sarcomas visit https://sarcoma.org.uk/sarcoma-types/bone-sarcoma